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Location China (mainland), Guangdong
Central coordinates 116o 43.00' East  23o 17.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The IBA includes the estuaries of the Han Jiang, Rong Jiang and Lian Jiang rivers. This was historically an area of mangrove forest, but this was destroyed by reclamation. Tens of thousands of waterbirds pass through the IBA on migration.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Relict Gull Larus relictus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rong Jiang Estuary. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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